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Lewis Bamboo

Snake Skin

  • Scientific Name: Phyllostachys Nigra 'Bory'
  • Sunlight: Full Sun
  • Maximum Height: 50 feet
  • Maximum Diameter: 3 inch
  • Minimum Temperature: -5 °F

  • Excellent for privacy screens.
  • Numerous woodworking uses.
  • Rare and unique appearance.
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Characteristics of Phyllostachys Nigra 'Bory'

Phyllostachys Nigra 'Bory' is commonly called Leopard or Snake Skin Bamboo. This bamboo develops a unique pattern resembling the aforementioned skins when exposed to sunlight. Canes are green when they first emerge from the ground then with age they develop darkish black/purple markings as swirls, blotches or spots. The shoots are large and not bitter in the raw state.

Snake Skin Bamboo is a very rare bamboo that makes a great tall screen but is usually slow to spread and can be controlled better than any of the other timber bamboo. Exceptional wood quality and used in many woodworking projects.